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  • 25-34_m_w_h1_f4
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    started with my friends first. one day i just got tired of hiding and told them. there was no immediate reaction. i felt so bad afterwards but to think back, i never regretted that decision. i lost some friends but also gained real ones they appreciated me more for my honesty and were also really protective of me. i wish i had come out to everyone earlier in my life. it wouldve rid me of sooo much anxiety.

    • It's really nice to hear your story! It's inspiring to hear you never regretted it. I've only come out to the people in my life who I know will be supportive, and am trying to figure out when, how, and if to tell the others...

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  • 17-24_f_b_h1_f2
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    mine was really bad. came out to my family at a young age and i havent spoken to them since. im not sure what to ask them for. forgiveness? understanding? is it really that hard to accept and love your kid no matter what?

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  • I don't believe so much in the conception of "coming out"..Do straight folks have to come out ? No.

    But then again, that's just me..

    • 17-24_f_f_h1_f1
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      i want to say if someone wish to come out and have hard time expressing it verbally maybe consider writing letters ?

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    • I hear that. I feel like coming out becomes important if you're trying to introduce your family to a long term partner or have kids or something--like I totally do it on a "need to know" basis... But I also understand that for some it feels really hurtful and isolating to not be able to be honest with their families and friends about their sexuality and who they're seeing so coming out is important for them.

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    Telling a friend is easier than family I told my friend face to face but family I do not have the courage to do it and any suggestions regarding that i welcome

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  • my story is a bit different from the usuall , it was my best friend who came out to me first cause she fell in love with me wich by the way was mutual we stayed together for a perfect 6 months than she one night she gave up her fight against cancer and died , at age of 18 i lost the love of my life after falling in a deep depression about her death and finding my self alone facing it that was really scary , i decided to take controll of my life and out my self i started with my friends to whom i'm thankfull cause really coming out to friens isn't that a big of deal cause real friends they really don't care
    but about my parents it was until i hit 21 years old 5 months ago that i came out to them ,we one night were having dinner and my father started a cnversation about how proud he is of me and mom saying how much they loves me , i felt bad cause i had this feeling deep down that i was lying to them so i told them that i like girls , there were no slaps but a bit of tears from my mom but at the end they said thet they don't care cause i still i'am the same person but that was at a coast i left home , i left my country to live my life openly

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  • 17-24_f_w_h1_f4
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    i came out to many of my friends, none of those time i've heard a rejection. you know why? cause i've always came out to the open minded one who i knew for sure they'd accept me

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